The European Union is firing back at President Donald Trump's criticisms. During the campaign, Trump often resorted to the tactic of falsely accusing his opponents of things he had been criticized for doing. "You're not dealing with Russian Federation, you're making Russian Federation richer", Trump said. Journalists will not be allowed to cover either meeting, she said.
The dramatic exchange set the tone for what was already expected to be a tense day of meetings with leaders of the military alliance.
"President Trump has a very direct language and message on defence spending, but fundamentally we all agree that we need fair burden sharing", Stoltenberg said on his arrival at the summit.
"The United States is spending far too much and other countries are not paying enough, especially some". And, dear Europe, spend more on your defence, because everyone respects an ally that is well-prepared and equipped.
Still, key allies Britain and Italy have their own beefs with Europe's leaders in Brussels, and they will more warmly embrace the tough-talking American president.
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"Everybody's talking about it all over the world, they're saying we're paying you billions of dollars to protect you but you're paying billions of dollars to Russian Federation".
Crucially, they do not include Germany, Europe's biggest economy and prime target for Trump's invective, which is on course to spend just 1.24 percent of GDP on defence in 2018.
North Atlantic Treaty Organisation chief Jens Stoltenberg said Tuesday that seven out of 27 European members were on course to spend two percent of GDP on defense in 2018: Britain, Greece, Latvia, Estonia, Poland, Lithuania and Romania. He also called Brussels a "hell hole" and "a mess".
He spent hours on Air Force One on the flight to Brussels debating with aides how to cajole NATOallies into contributing more defense spending to the alliance, the official said.
Last month, Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen said that while U.S. politicians are accusing Europe of being dependent on Russian gas, Washington was force-feeding Europe its liquefied natural gas, which is three times more expensive than natural gas from Russia.
After being played a video clip of Trump's remarks and being asked whether what he said is "true", Gardner uttered an uncomfortable chuckle and said, "No".
U.S. ambassador to NATO Kay Bailey Hutchison urged allies to look beyond Trump's rhetoric and focus on the summit declaration - which the USA is expected to back - which will be the basis for the alliance's work over the coming years.
"So I think the secretary-general likes Trump. He may be the only one, but that's OK with me". "Frankly, Putin may be the easiest of them all", Trump added.
"European troops have been fighting shoulder-to-shoulder with American soldiers in Afghanistan; 870 fearless men and women sacrificed their lives, including 40 soldiers from my homeland, Poland", said Mr. Tusk.
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